Fannie Lou Hamer was Field Secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and helped seat an integrated delegation to the Democratic National Convention. This collection consists of seventeen letters written by Hamer to her friend Rose Carver Fishman in Waban, MA, who Hamer had earlier met while raising money for the Cambridge, Massachusetts, chapter of SNCC. Hamer reports on SNCC activities in various states and writes of the struggles she and her family face as a result of her civil rights work. Also included is a letter to Ms. Fishman from Irma Slater, which contains reference to Fannie Lou Hamer, August 11, 1965.
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